Our Patron and Partners


Our Patron

Lesley Dolphin is the afternoon presenter on BBC Radio Suffolk. Lesley is a keen walker and has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and walked the full coastline of Suffolk in just 24 hours! We are delighted to have Lesley as the patron of the Suffolk Walking Festival.

Image of Leslie Dolphin in a blue and white floral top. She is smiling and standing in front of a large white rose bush and a blue sign

“I'm so excited with the programme for this year's Suffolk Walking Festival. I know as the patron that I am bound to say that, but it's true. We live in a beautiful county and we are constantly being told to take more exercise so here is the event that ties those together. For over 2 weeks from the 14th May there will be lots of opportunities to get out and take a stroll or stomp and learn about Suffolk. Amongst the 70 walks there is an opportunity to take a walk with a Ranger on Orford Ness, see the dragon in an outstanding landscape, find your favourite coast and woodland walks along Suffolk’s iconic coastline. David Falk and his team have worked really hard to organise events in every corner of Suffolk and to create a walk to suit you, so have a browse and book yourself in! I've dusted off my trainers and I can't wait to get walking – see you there!!”

Lesley Dolphin Producer/Presenter BBC Radio Suffolk

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Our Sponsor

Thank you to the East of England Co-op who kindly sponsor the Suffolk Walking Festival.

Our Partners

The Suffolk Walking Festival could never happen without the generosity of so many throughout the county, and this year is no exception. Thank you to all our contributors, supporters and partners – we couldn't do it without you!

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Norfolk and Suffolk Long Distance Walkers Association
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Clare Castle Country Park logo
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